EnerMech cranes get £85m contracts boost

Aberdeen-based mechanical engineering group EnerMech said its cranes and lifting division has secured international contract wins, extensions and renewals worth at least £85 million.

In Azerbaijan, BP Exploration (Caspian Sea) has renewed a contract which EnerMech has held since 2010 for up to another five years.

EnerMech has also undertaken “to employ an Azeri-only nationalised workforce for the contract term” which also includes the provision of spare parts, repair and refurbishment and training.

In Qatar, EnerMech has secured exclusivity for the provision of crane maintenance services to the Al Shaheen Field.

EnerMech said a three-year deal to provide crane operation and maintenance services to Daewoo International E&P on the Shwe Gas field in the Bay of Bengal marks its first long term contract award offshore Myanmar.

And a breakthrough for the company has been made in Trinidad & Tobago, where EnerMech has been awarded a crane operation and maintenance contract by an international operator.

In the North Sea, Nexen Petroleum UK Limited have awarded EnerMech a five-year crane operation and maintenance contract covering the Buzzard, Scott and Golden Eagle platforms.

Also in the UK Continental Shelf, contracts first awarded to EnerMech as far back as 2006 by two major oil and gas operators have been renewed for a further three years and EnerMech will continue to provide crane maintenance, mechanic and operator crews, spare parts and equipment inspection services on 11 platforms.

EnerMech’s international mechanical handling services director, John Morrison, said: “It has been an excellent 2016 to date for our cranes and lifting services division with key contracts renewed by major clients alongside winning work in new markets and extending our market share.

“This is quite an achievement in today’s competitive environment.

“Our long-held belief that clients want integrated services and not a stand-alone provision of one service line is paying off, and it is particularly relevant in the current market conditions where operators and contractors are demanding much more cost-effective methods of doing business.

“Extending contracts in Baku with BP and in the North Sea, winning our first crane contracts with Nexen, Daewoo and in Trinidad & Tobago, while securing extra workscopes in Qatar, all indicate that our cranes and lifting expertise is highly regarded across the oil and gas producing world.

“We will continue to seek out more efficient methods of providing cranes and lifting services to clients which are capable of being integrated with our other business lines.

“The energy industry is demanding more collaboration to counter the downturn in the oil price and this is an approach which has been championed by EnerMech since the company was founded.”